NHS is there for us all

York Press: NHS is there for us all NHS is there for us all

THE NHS is there to safeguard the health of the nation. The health of every single one of us, and our survival as a nation, depends on it.

It should never be allowed to suffer to satisfy commerce. Commerce should always be secondary to this.

The Tories are reversing this relationship and putting our lives completely in the hands of their money lords. God help us!

George Appleby, Leighton Croft, Clifton, York.

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9:41am Tue 24 Dec 13

Zetkin says...

Mr Appleby is right.

The Tories seek to impose an American model of healthcare on us, and hope we don't realise the Americans spend more on health than we do as a percentage of national income, but with much worse outcomes.

That is to say they pay more, but get less in return.

The only ones who get more are the private healthcare companies who rake in huge profits while the health of the nation gets worse.

This is what Cameron, Osborne, and the rest are trying to do to us.

Richard Branson is laughing all the way to the bank, while our health service burns.
Mr Appleby is right. The Tories seek to impose an American model of healthcare on us, and hope we don't realise the Americans spend more on health than we do as a percentage of national income, but with much worse outcomes. That is to say they pay more, but get less in return. The only ones who get more are the private healthcare companies who rake in huge profits while the health of the nation gets worse. This is what Cameron, Osborne, and the rest are trying to do to us. Richard Branson is laughing all the way to the bank, while our health service burns. Zetkin

12:04pm Tue 24 Dec 13

tommytman says...

i could not agree more with mr appleby but sadly i think its too late the tories have been trying to dismantle the NHS since the Thatcher years for ideological or profit reasons if the tories were to win the next election the vultures who are waiting to take control ie branson boots etc will be rubbing there greedy hands in anticipation, lets hope the public wake up and see whats happening to what was the best health service in the world
i could not agree more with mr appleby but sadly i think its too late the tories have been trying to dismantle the NHS since the Thatcher years for ideological or profit reasons if the tories were to win the next election the vultures who are waiting to take control ie branson boots etc will be rubbing there greedy hands in anticipation, lets hope the public wake up and see whats happening to what was the best health service in the world tommytman

12:46am Wed 25 Dec 13

Magicman! says...

Some of you may know, whilst other may not, but a significant number of MP's (most of those Tory) have a notable amount of shares and vested interests in private healthcare companies. This is why they are trying to privatise it, so they get more money for themselves whilst doing sweet FA.
Some of you may know, whilst other may not, but a significant number of MP's (most of those Tory) have a notable amount of shares and vested interests in private healthcare companies. This is why they are trying to privatise it, so they get more money for themselves whilst doing sweet FA. Magicman!

2:54am Wed 25 Dec 13

ColdAsChristmas says...

Merry Christmas all.

But remember that it is a National Health Service, not an International Health Service. Too many people have received treatment here for free without ever making a contribution. Also, people go overseas as well as the UK for private treatment and then when it goes wrong expect the NHS to put it right..

While ur governments have been wasting money, giving money away and borrowing money, services such as the NHS and our military are always going to suffer. For a long time the problem has been the poor standard of governance in the UK and vested interests. Not the public interest.
Merry Christmas all. But remember that it is a National Health Service, not an International Health Service. Too many people have received treatment here for free without ever making a contribution. Also, people go overseas as well as the UK for private treatment and then when it goes wrong expect the NHS to put it right.. While ur governments have been wasting money, giving money away and borrowing money, services such as the NHS and our military are always going to suffer. For a long time the problem has been the poor standard of governance in the UK and vested interests. Not the public interest. ColdAsChristmas

2:46pm Fri 27 Dec 13

Tug job says...

ColdAsChristmas wrote:
Merry Christmas all.

But remember that it is a National Health Service, not an International Health Service. Too many people have received treatment here for free without ever making a contribution. Also, people go overseas as well as the UK for private treatment and then when it goes wrong expect the NHS to put it right..

While ur governments have been wasting money, giving money away and borrowing money, services such as the NHS and our military are always going to suffer. For a long time the problem has been the poor standard of governance in the UK and vested interests. Not the public interest.
Actually, it is a service that is offered universally free at the point of use, on the basis of clinical necessity - it is not the role of doctors, nurses or support staff to check a patient's eligibility. All patients using private sector health services in the UK have the NHS as a back up when things go wrong, as they frequently do.
[quote][p][bold]ColdAsChristmas[/bold] wrote: Merry Christmas all. But remember that it is a National Health Service, not an International Health Service. Too many people have received treatment here for free without ever making a contribution. Also, people go overseas as well as the UK for private treatment and then when it goes wrong expect the NHS to put it right.. While ur governments have been wasting money, giving money away and borrowing money, services such as the NHS and our military are always going to suffer. For a long time the problem has been the poor standard of governance in the UK and vested interests. Not the public interest.[/p][/quote]Actually, it is a service that is offered universally free at the point of use, on the basis of clinical necessity - it is not the role of doctors, nurses or support staff to check a patient's eligibility. All patients using private sector health services in the UK have the NHS as a back up when things go wrong, as they frequently do. Tug job

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